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Health Europa brings you the latest Diseases & Conditions News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

symptoms of bowel cancer

Thousands check for symptoms of bowel cancer following Dame Deborah James’ passing

The NHS has revealed that thousands more people have searched for symptoms of bowel cancer online this week following the death of Dame Deborah...
atrial fibrillation

Is atrial fibrillation a cause of dementia?

Following new evidence suggesting a link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline and dementia, Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Professor Ben Freedman of the...
Alzheimer's disease in women

A newly discovered gene may cause Alzheimer’s disease in women

A team of US researchers have uncovered a new gene – known as MGMT ­– that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease in...
Only one in five people in the US have ideal heart health 

Only one in five people in the US have ideal heart health 

A new study by the American Heart Association finds that only one in five people in the US have ideal heart health. The new research...
Adult cancer survivors have a 42% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adult cancer survivors have a 42% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adult cancer survivors have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases later in life when compared with adults without cancer. In a long-term study following around...
Food allergies in children can be reduced by early food introduction

Food allergies in children can be mitigated by early food introduction

Infants consuming peanut, milk, wheat, and egg from three months old had a lower risk of developing a food allergy at three years old. Researchers...
Parkinson’s disease life expectancy

Parkinson’s disease life expectancy determined by genetic mutations

A research team based in France has identified new gene variants that may predict Parkinson’s disease life expectancy. The groundbreaking discovery may help to...
risk genes for Alzheimer's disease

International study identifies new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease

Professor Jean-Charles Lambert, who spearheaded the most extensive ever genome-wide association study for Alzheimer's disease, outlines how the project has discovered 75 risk genes...
travel therapy

Could travel therapy be an effective treatment for dementia?

Innovative research emerging from Edith Cowan University (ECU) indicates that travel therapy could have a range of health benefits for patients with dementia and...
obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea among women linked to low hormone levels

A University of Bergen study has revealed that reduced hormone levels in postmenopausal women may be a cause of obstructive sleep apnoea. The research identified...
Food for thought: nutrition as a treatment for mental health conditions

Food for thought: nutrition as a treatment for mental health conditions

Our diet can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but what potential does nutritional therapy hold for the treatment of mental health...
Sunshine may shield children from multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Sunshine may shield children from multiple sclerosis diagnosis

A new study by the University of California San Francisco and the Australian National University shows that children and young adults exposed to the...
cervical cancer vaccine

ACCUVAC-PTE7 cervical cancer vaccine provides complete protection

In a groundbreaking advancement in the treatment of cancer, Defence Therapeutics has revealed that the company’s AccuVAC-PTE7 cervical cancer vaccine completely protects against the...
£4.25m research grant for motor neurone disease treatment

£4.25m research grant for motor neurone disease treatment

£4.25m research grant has been awarded to six UK universities to discover motor neurone disease treatment. Motor neurone disease affects the brain and nerves, causing...
Smoking tobacco increases the risk of depression by up to 132%

Smoking tobacco increases the risk of depression by up to 132%

New research by the University of Bristol has revealed that smoking tobacco significantly increases the risk of developing depression and schizophrenia. Staggering data indicates that...
Single brain scan revolutionises early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Single brain scan revolutionises early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

An early-stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis is typically difficult to identify, but new machine learning technology could change this. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, amplifying...
New research finds severe gum disease is linked to impaired lung function

New research finds severe gum disease is linked to impaired lung function

According to new research, increasingly severe gum disease could cause lung function to decline. Severe gum disease occurs due to a serious bacterial infection that...
Computer tool tracks stroke rehabilitation to improve recovery

Computer tool tracks stroke rehabilitation to improve recovery

New computer technology can accurately track the progress of stroke rehabilitation, boosting recovery for the patient. New research indicates that a sensor-equipped computer programme can...
Uterine transplantation effectively treats infertility

Uterine transplantation effectively treats infertility

New research concludes that uterine transplantation is an effective and safe method to treat infertility when a functioning uterus is lacking. A report conducted by...
Nordic walking

Nordic walking enhances heart disease patient’s functional abilities

Evidence from a new randomised clinical trial suggests that Nordic walking can effectively boost the functional capacity of people with heart disease. The University of...

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